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Functional programming through the curriculum

  • Simon Thompson
  • Steve Hill
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1022)

Abstract

This paper discusses our experience in using a functional language in topics across the computer science curriculum. After examining the arguments for taking a functional approach, we look in detail at four case studies from different areas: programming language semantics, machine architectures, graphics and formal languages.

Keywords

Machine State Regular Expression Operational Semantic Semantic Function Semantic Description 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Thompson
    • 1
  • Steve Hill
    • 1
  1. 1.Computing LaboratoryUniversity of Kent at CanterburyUK

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